Gunshot Blue will be performing at the next edition of Park Acoustics (which is happening on the 5th of February 2017). If life was a whiskey barrel, this band would be the culmination, fermentation and distillation of many roads, towns, jobs, houses, hard work and more stories all soaked up in one barrel.
Picture the wholesome country hospitality of a Karoo farm kitchen to warm your hands to old school folk tales around a winter camp fire and while you’re doing that prepare to enjoy the sweet taste of gently brewed coffee blues. I recently had a quick chat to Frans Borman (the vocalist of the band) – this is what he had to say:
Where does the name Gunshot Blue originate from?
When you slam your finger in the door. When you dive into the arctic. When you tune the wrong guy about his mother. Not those kind a blues. We like guns, but there were enough of them around, so we flipped it….
If someone asked you to describe your music, what would you say?
Karoo cactus. Camp Fire Coffee. Running Wild Horses. Chanting Indians. Voodoo Visions. Barrels of Bourbon. Cinematic landscapes. Country hospitality. Farm kitchens. Open skies. The moon. The sun. The tales of old.
What do you think of the current state of Live Music in SA?
Promising but scared. Colourful but predicable. Talented but formulaic. Eager but safe. Ambitious but mostly unsupported. Personally rewarding but financially challenging.
What can music fans expect from your Park Acoustics set?
a Martini shaken, a pot stirred…
I’d like to thank Frans Borman and Gunshot Blue for this interview and I wish them all of the best with their upcoming set at Park Acoustics and their future musical endeavours.
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